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JVC HA-NC250 Noise Cancelling Headphones @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Dec 01 2012 | 11:13A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Noise cancelling headphones are almost a necessity for frequent travelers. Benchmark Reviews has just complete field trials of the JVC HA-NC250 noise cancelling headphones. These headphones provide solid all around performance for a very competitive price."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Genius SP-HF800A 3-Way Wood Speakers Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 11:10A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On tap we have the SP-HF800A 3-way speaker system. Don`t get this confused with a 2.1 audio system as this set is only two speakers with three drivers in each. Genius is aiming to give the audiophile in you all the frequencies between 80-20k Hz using two 2 woofers and a single 1 tweeter. We will see today if they achieve this with the HF800A."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Palo Alto Cubik 2.0 Speaker Review @ TechwareLabs
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 8:37A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this HD world we live in, having the latest and greatest display in which to fully enjoy this media has become the norm. With every release of a new device, it seems the display is the biggest improvement, with higher resolutions and more pixels per inch being the specs that consumers cling to when deciding one versus another. With such an emphasis on visuals, we cant afford to overlook the need for high quality speakers to fully enjoy the experience. There are numerous choices out there, and most are X.1 setups. This is generally some number (i.e. X) of satellite speakers and a subwoofer (aka .1). The traditional 2.0 (no separate subwoofer) market has historically been saturated with cheap speakersunfortunately that hasnt changed much with the emphasis on X.1 setups. So can a 2.0 speaker system cut it in todays market where so much emphasis is being placed on getting the most out of the HD media and high quality audio that is so readily available these days? Palo Alto seems to think so, and with their Cubik speakers they are here to try and dispel multiple myths. Essentially, bigger isnt always better, and more speakers does not mean better sound."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Sennheiser U320 Multi-Platform Gaming Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 8:50P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sennheiser U320 Multi-Platform Gaming Headset Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Over the years Sennheiser have built themselves an impressive reputation for audio devices. Their range of headsets for the PC market is full of high quality products that provide a solution for all types of consumer. Not only do Sennheiser do PC headsets they also do headset for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Now, with the new U320, Sennheiser have produced a stereo multi format gaming headset giving a solution to consumers that want a single headset to cover their multiple devices."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

RHA CA-200 Black Noise Isolating Headphones @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Nov 28 2012 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since its conception Benchmark Reviews' primary focus has been on consumer and enthusiast PC hardware, and now with the proliferation of mobile computing and gadgets it was only a matter of time before that focus shifted slightly. Today we will be taking a look at a set of RHA CA-200 Black Headphones from Reid Heath Acoustics. Available now for a mere $29.95, the CA-200's claim to offer high quality and performance at a low cost. Features include; 40mm mylar drivers, neodymium magnet and CCAW voice coils, 3.5mm gold plated connections, an "ErgoFit system" which allows the ear cup to pivot on multiple axes, and most importantly - a detachable braided cable. Please join us as we analyze the performance, comfort, aesthetics and functions of the RHA CA-200 Black Headphones.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

MXL FR-310 Hot Shoe Shotgun Microphone Review @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 10:04P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have ever recorded video in a noisy environment only to find out later that your video looks fine but sounds horrible then you need a shotgun microphone. These microphones help eliminate the noise you dont want and record what you do. MXL makes a dizzying array of microphones suited for all types of purposes. The MXL FR-310 is a budget conscious shotgun microphone for the average consumer and beginning videographer."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

RocksteadyXS Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 3:18A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Portable speakers are great for beefing up the sound when you are on the go. Theres a growing number on the market in all shapes and sizes, and at all budget levels. Most of them allow you to connect up to your smartphone, laptop or MP3 player with ease. The RocksteadyXS from Killer Concepts claims to be the best performing portable speaker on the market. Thats a bold claim from a newcomer to the scene, so lets see if it really lives up to it."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

 
ASUS PadFone 2, Second to none
     Sat, Nov 24 2012 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first PadFone showed a clear direction as to what PadFone 2 could be, and we’ve noticed that some of our wishes have been granted as soon as we’ve opened the box. The PadFone 2 Station, i.e. the tablet part of this symbiosis has become a much more beautiful and elegant device.
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

Logitech UE Mobile Boombox review: temple of boom?
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: For its small size the Mobile Boombox sounds very good, even with the volume maxed out the sound doesn't distort. The volume doesn't go very high, however, and the sound is very directional. Like most Bluetooth speakers, the Boombox sounds better when you hook it up with the 3.5 mm jack instead of Bluetooth.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

HH Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks & Desktops
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 6:21P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2012 has been a banner year for both notebooks and desktops, in terms of design and innovation. It's not every holiday season that you get to swoon over a new Windows operating system and freshly designed hardware to go with it, but those in the market this winter will be treated with Windows 8 and some slick new machines should they choose to go that route. Whether it's for yourself or someone else, consider this your go-to guide for picking out the perfect notebook or desktop PC this holiday season. We're all about spreading the holiday cheer, and if it means sifting through dozens or even hundreds of machines to find the best ones, then so be it...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset Review
     Fri, Nov 23 2012 | 9:24A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Im typing these lines the upcoming Wing Commander/Freelancer/Privateer/Starlancer type Squadron 42/Star Citizen crowd-funded game has now officially breached the $4.500.000 line and is heading towards $5.000.000 at full speed so i really think that congratulations are in order for Chris Roberts, his crew and of course each and every single person out there who supported this game from even before the launch date (and of course everyone after that), whether it is just by spreading the word or by pledging either in the RS page or on KS (my thanks go to all regardless). This review however does not revolve around games or anything related with games since for the past month or so quite a few people have asked for a review of the latest Bluetooth wireless headset by Plantronics to hit the market called the Voyager Legend and of course we obliged."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Nov 22 2012 | 8:56A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A great headset will change the way you think about sound. It all started when I upgraded to a Sapphire Radeon 7970. As it turns out, this dual-slot graphics card extended just enough to prevent the installation of my aftermarket sound card in the only remaining PCI slot. The Razer Carcharias headset I was using just didn`t sound the same with onboard sound, so it was off to find another solution - so I returned the 7970 and all was good. HA! Like any of us here at Benchmark Reviews would miss out on a perfectly valid chance to upgrade... Truth be told, I still felt like something was missing in my computing experience, so I set out to find another headset that would enhance the audio I enjoy - a worthy compliment to the enhanced visuals afforded by the Radeon 7970. That brings us to the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset - ladies and gentlemen, lend me your ears..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Genius GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 1:29P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are headsets that are nice for listening to music, and then there are headsets specifically designed to enhance the gaming experience. Genius presents the GX-Gaming Cavimanus 7.1 channel corded Headset and takes pro gaming audio to a whole new plateau. The Cavimanus has combined a high quality neodymium 40mm sound driver, with a well calibrated vibration feature that provides incredible explosive bass that sounds like its coming from a sub woofer. With a mid-range retail price point of $64, Benchmark Reviews will analyze the Cavimanus (HS-G700V) for quality, performance, and value."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

CM Storm Sirus Headset
     Wed, Nov 21 2012 | 11:13A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm Sirus Headset arrived Technic3D. Built for gaming enthusiasts and audiophiles alike, the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Surround Sound Headset creates an immersive experience with hi-fidelity soundscapes and intense bass? We will check this and more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Speaker
     Fri, Nov 16 2012 | 1:51P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Soundsystem arrived Technic3D. 2.1 stereo speaker system with 65 Watt output power for connecting your TV, iPod or any other audio source. Perfect and powerful audio reproduction combined with a compact and stylish design? We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

TekRepublic TH and TH Pro Gaming Headsets Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Nov 14 2012 | 8:29A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a competitive advantage in your favorite game, or a way to communicate with your friends online without spending a fortune? The gaming headset market is extremely competitive right now, and there are countless options to pick from. TekRepublic looks to stand out their lightweight, virtual surround 7.1 gaming headsets. Today we will be looking at two offerings from TekRepublic, so lets see how they stack up."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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